Sam (Sammy)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Fort Worth Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Sam (Sammy)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr134

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1989-11-10
Death reason: anesthesia:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Fort Worth Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1986-03-20Fort Worth Zoo
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

Record history
History of updates2010-09-23: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Sam (Sammy) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1989-11-10 at Fort Worth Zoo, in United States, .

Origin


Sam (Sammy) was born wild 1967.


Comments / pictures

Semen was collected from Sammy, but only under anesthesia.
He finally died during one episode.

1987: Killed senior elephant keeper Michael A. Bell.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sam (Sammy), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Fort Worth Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 February 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1137. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley
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Categories1989 deaths | 1967 births | Elephants from Fort Worth Zoo | United States | Mankillers | Asian elephants


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